Farms & Gar­dens

Where Phoenix - - THE GUIDE -

DESERT BOTAN­I­CAL GAR­DEN The Gar­den’s 145 acres show­case the Sono­ran Desert and more than 20,000 plants rep­re­sent­ing 4,000 species. Through Jan 10: Be­yond Blue: Cyan­otypes of Las­zlo Lay­ton. Through May 8: Bruce Munro: Sono­ran Light, large-scale, light-based in­stal­la­tions uti­liz­ing glow­ing fiber op­tics. www.dbg.org. Pa­pago Park, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., 480.941.1225. JA­PANESE FRIEND­SHIP GAR­DEN A stroll around the koi pond in this three-acre park in down­town Phoenix could help one achieve zen. The man­i­cured grounds in­clude a tea house, and were a gift from Phoenix’s Ja­panese sis­ter city, Himeji. Tick­eted pub­lic tea cer­e­mony sec­ond Sa of each month. Closed M. www.japane­se­friend­ship­gar­den.org. 125 N. 3rd Ave., 602.256.3204. QUEEN CREEK OLIVE MILL This 30-acre olive grove pro­duces ex­tra-vir­gin and spe­cialty olive oils. Half-hour tours for a nom­i­nal charge; live mu­sic in the grove on week­ends. www.queen creeko­livemill.com. 25062 S. Merid­ian Rd., Queen Creek, 480.888.9290.

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